deTour 2016: removing boundaries through creativity and design at PMQ

This year’s epic showcase brings together creations from Hong Kong’s most sought-after artists.

Hong Kong’s annual creative festival and concurrent event of Business of Design Week (BODW), will officially open on November 24th at the iconic Former Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters (PMQ) for a duration of 10 days from November 25th to December 4th this year.

With “Game Changer” as the overall theme, deTour will host an abundance of interactive activities including workshops, pop-up exhibitions, design dialogues and art installations to showcase the creative works by young, emerging local talents as well as to raise awareness of social issues and to engage the local community.


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This year’s epic showcase brings together creations from Hong Kong’s most sought-after artists, including Trilingua, XCEED, Stickyline, Yeung Chin X Chan Lan Kee and Julius Hui that are sure to open and change minds and attitudes, allowing all to be a “Game Changer”.




The installations, suitable for all ages, encourage participants to experiment alongside the creators. From spinning ping pong tables to giant bears powered by dreams, deTour 2016’s programs are designed to excite all senses.




Featuring an exclusive lighting up of deTour’s café and all installations, the event will hold its opening ceremony on November 24th at PMQ. Meanwhile, media tours will be organized at set times on a daily basis throughout November 25th to December4th.




PMQ sincerely invites you to attend the official launch of deTour 2016 and detailed tours of the premises to immerse yourself in creativity and culture.

Event Opening Ceremony Details:

Date: November 24th 2016
Time: 6:15 pm media reception
6:30 pm kick off ceremony
Venue: PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central

Special Guests:

  • Mr. Jerry Liu, Head of Create Hong Kong,
  • Mr. Stanley Chu, Chairman of PMQ Management CO. Ltd.
  • Prof. Eric Yim, Chairman of Hong Kong Design Centre
  • Mr. William To, Director, Creative & Programme of PMQ




About PMQ

Creativity at a new address – PMQ (formerly Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters) opened its door in April 2014, providing a platform for local creative talents to showcase their work and creation.

This is a place for international creative happenings right in the heart of our city, and a destination for a creative lifestyle experience.




About deTour

Organized by PMQ, deTour is an important concurrent event of the Business of Design Week (BODW) featuring designs from young and emerging talents.

We provide a great variety of programs, such as exhibitions and workshops, showcasing creations of young artists/designers, which bring opportunities for “Game Changer”, the theme of deTour this year.



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